Baby Flite Streak (oz4540)

 

Baby Flite Streak (oz4540) by George Aldrich 1959 - plan thumbnail

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Baby Flite Streak. Control line 1/2A combat stunt model. Profile fuselage.

Quote: "Baby Flight Streak, by George Aldrich. Span: 24.5in 1/2A Control Line. Found this file on the Internet several years ago. Flew and enjoyed this plus many Scientific CL models as a teenager." This is a low resolution plan.

Update 06/09/2017: Replaced this plan with a clearer redrawn copy, thanks to rchopper56.

Update 31/1/2022: Added decals, thanks to JimHaliburton.

Quote: "Good day Mary, Attached are decal scans. I have the unused original decal from a Top Flite Baby Flite Streak. The decals that Brodak sell are not at all like these. When I was a kid of 10 or 12 years old my Dad and I both got one of these kits. Dad finished his up and painted it up. He put the decals on it. Mine I just covered with plain tissue and flew it. Still have the remnants of it some 60 odd years later. But like too many other things I have kept, in the box was the unused and slightly stained ORIGINAL decals. What better thing to do than to give a copy of them to you.

I have scanned them at two resolutions. Page 1 is at 300 dpi, page 2 is at 600 dpi. The 3rd page has been edited to make it slightly darker and closer to the original when I print it on my HP OfficeJet 8900. Page 4 is a version after I used paint.net to clean up the main decal. The background is all white, so if printed on a water slide decal on an inkjet printer, it will not print the white.

These are original Baby Flite Streak decals, and now everyone can have a copy, courtesy of yourselves. Take care. Stay safe. Regards,"

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Decals.
Previous scan version.

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Baby Flite Streak (oz4540) by George Aldrich 1959 - model pic

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User comments

Not the usual newly completed pristine models, but well used surviving veterans of 1/2 A combat with battle scars [more pics 003].
EdShearer - 21/08/2017
Box art for Baby Flite Streak if you want it [more pics 004].
EdShearer - 02/09/2017
Hello Mary & Steve, Here are a couple of photos of my Baby Flite Streak built recently from an original (very rare) Top Flite kit [main pic, 005]. It's covered with silkspan and finished with clear and coloured butyrate dope. The engine is a Cox Golden Bee .049. All very traditional. Regardless of size, the airborne agility of George Aldrich's "Flite Streak" design is the stuff of legends, and the "Baby" version does not disappoint. As a bonus, it's one of the few .049 models that doesn't just drop from the sky when the engine quits. It's superb gliding ability enables safe and controlled landings every time... well, almost.
ChrisMoes - 01/07/2021
Hi Guys - I just bought a vintage, April 1960 Model Airplane News to get Aldrich's article on his "Peacemaker." This one is the full fuselage version, even a pilot in a full cockpit with dummy gauges, throttle and radio with a loop antenna. On page 56 I found this ad [pic 006] for Top Flite Models 1/2A "Baby Flite Streak" complete with a photo of George Aldrich. The engine does not look like a Cox reed-valve to me (Holland "Wasp"?). The kit was advertised at $1.98, adjusted for cost of living, that's $17.39 in 2020 "funny money". Thought you'd like to see it.
Scott Brener - 29/11/2021
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